Hi! I'm not really sure where to start, but I guess I'll givve a quick explaination of my disorder's.
I was first experiencing symptoms of anxiety when I was 11. I didn't know what it was at the time and my parents and I moved past it.
When I was 13 the anxiety got worse (due to bullying) and I missed 3 months of school. I went to a doctor and he diagnosed me with Depression and Social Anxiety.
I moved past the depression and was fine till grade 10 (14). I spent another 3mths away from school. At this time I had my first Panic Attack going up the stairs to my next class. Very scary. I ended up missing another 3 months and was forced to drop out of school. I went to a vocational school for "bad kids and kids that were pregnant or hated school." It was a nice place and I earned a credit.
Anyways.. for a my grade 11 year I was fine. No problems. In grade 12 the symptoms came back, but not as bad. Over the last 5 years my panic attacks would come and go. Nothing that was to serious though.
In August 2006 I had a mental breakdown after my bf of 2 years used me. This placed me into an Agoraphobic state and I wouldn't leave the house for 5 months. I've gotten alot better from what I was, but I seem to reach a certain point and then get worse again. I'm currently in a "worse" stage at the moment, which is the reason I've come here.
I'm on Effexor XR and Lorazopan(sp?). I switched a year ago to these meds because I became used to Paxil over the time I was on it. I also have asthma and use inhalers. I've tried lots of books, therapists and councillors too.
Anyways, that was longer then expected, but thats my story. I've spent over 8 years fighting this and it seems to be a battle thats going on forever.